Hotel Savoia e Campana
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Travel Blogs from Montecatini Terme
... the aristocracy to Papacy and their contribution to the development of the area was to complete the dome on the Cathedral in Florence.
We arrived at our ‘Hotel Italia’ at 6pm where we had a lovely room with a real double bed and a couch! Unfortunately we only had a short while to enjoy the room as we had to be down stairs in the restaurant for our dinner. If truth be known, we really weren’t hungry after our lunch ...
... Today has been a rest day at the Villa. The adults are heading out to Fiesole for dinner tonight, and Valentina who manages the villa, is babysitting the four children. Should be a somewhat more relaxing dinner. Unfortunately my Italian is no better than my French. I keep saying Ciao to people when meaning to say thank you (not thank I remember word for thank you) Bloody tourist they must think as they just smile at ...
... about all the things we had seen for the past 3weeks or so. Like the Medici crest everywhere cause they pretty much owned the city, but they 'didn't'. We had a local tour guide who we followed around with a Monkey. We heard about how the statue of David was moved to where it is now, how come they love Marble in Florence but now bronze. Anyways lots of fun stuff to look @ and wander around.
After that we got to see a Leather box making ...
... with a pair of figures, day and night across from dusk and dawn. They were not truly completed, as the master was called to Rome by the pope before he could finish the task, but they are wonderful. They do not hold the same technical skill with proportions as the David, but Michelangelo's talent is evident in every tensed muscle and languorous pose.
I was quite pleased with my little discovery, and continued around the block. ...
... But it was fun we hung out and just chilled.For dinner we went to a place called Mayo and you buy a drink and get free food! It was a lot of fun and most of our roommates went! Then we went and sat on our favorite Bridge =] Its my favorite place in this city right now!
It was a great way to spend a night! We have to be up pretty early tomorrow for Chianti. Not to mention we only have a week left in Florence... which is really sad :[ I don't want this trip to end.
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